Bilkent University, or Bilkent, is one of the pioneer private sector universities of Turkey. Upon its development, the founders intended to make it an educational center of excellence. The name “Bilkent” is an acronym of “bilim kenti”: Turkish for “city of science”.

Bilkent University

Bilkent University is one of the 226th to 250th best universities in the world and 1st in Turkey in accordance to Times Higher Education World University Rankings,

Faculties, Departments and Schools of Bilkent University

For undergraduate studies, Bilkent University has following programs:

  • Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture
  • Faculty of Business Administration
  • Faculty of Economics, Administrative and Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Humanities and Letters
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Music and Performing Arts
  • Faculty of Science
  • School of Applied Languages
  • School of Applied Technology and Management
  • Vocational School of Computer Technology and Office Management
  • Vocational School of Tourism and Hotel Services

Additionally, the School of English Language offers multiple vocational degrees in English and Translation Studies, as well as other language-related programs.

For graduate studies, Bilkent University has following departments/faculties:

  • Physics
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Mathematics
  • Materials Science and Nanotechnology
  • Education
  • Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Law
  • Political Science
  • Archaeology
  • History
  • Turkish Literature
  • Art, Design and Architecture
  • Music

Campus of Bilkent University

Bilkent University is off the main highway to Eskişehir about 12 km west of the center of Ankara, and the campus is spread in an area of approximately 5000 acres. The university has three campuses, sitting next to each other. Its East campus has English preparation schools, some dormitories, CTIS, THM departments, middle campus has lodgings and FMPA, and the last campus is main campus, consisting of rest of the departments.

Library of Bilkent University

Just like many other Turkish universities, Bilkent University has a well equipped library. It has collections of books with annual acquisitions valued at over 3 million U.S. dollars. It is one of the largest libraries of Turkey.

In addition to books, the library has periodical subscriptions, microforms, CD-ROMS, allowing the students and tutors to access online databases and electronic journals, DVD videos and audio/video cassettes. It also has collections of music scores and sound recordings in its music room. The library consists of a conference and exhibition hall.

Bilkent University library was opened a few years ago, and allow the individuals to avail its computer automation system (BLISS).

Societies and Leisure Activities of Bilkent University

Bilkent University has claimed to be leader in the fields of musicology and performing arts across Turkey. It has been famous to sponsor frequent lectures, art exhibitions, and literary evenings for the students throughout the academic sessions, one of them is Student Union. The Bilkent University arranges special summer festivals for the students. Mayfest is held at the first week of May annually, and is famous for its huge number of leisure activities including open-air concerts where the most popular Turkish pop and rock bands and singers show off their performances.

On the other hand, the university’s student clubs are known to organize regular leisure activities, and open to everyone.

This university has a lot to offer to international students. You can get admission in any of your relevant departments, and obtain a world-class degree.


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